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Cairns Colonial Club Resort

4.7  ( 13 reviews ) · 18-26 Cannon Street, Cairns, Queensland · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

Cairns Colonial Club Resort is an iconic tropical wedding venue set amidst 11 acres of award-winning rainforest gardens. Just 4km from the Cairns City Centre, the resort features 345 guest rooms, 3 lagoon-style pools and a purpose-built Functions Centre offering undeniable charm and elegance. For breathtaking backdrops, heritage-inspired architecture and outstanding service, look no further!

On the hunt for a tranquil, tropical paradise for your wedding day? If so, you’ll adore the stunning ceremony and reception settings, photo opportunities, and accommodations at the iconic Cairns Colonial Club Resort! High ceilings, grand chandeliers, wide timber verandas, lagoon-style pools, and heritage-inspired french doors are just a few of the enchanting features you and your guests get to enjoy. 

Whether you’re after a casual cocktail party on the sand, a magical dinner under a twinkling rainforest canopy, or a fairytale-like reception in one of Cairns Colonial Club Resort’s exquisite function spaces, you won’t be disappointed! Enjoy the romantic, peaceful atmosphere, the sleek, modern onsite accommodations, and unforgettable tropical surroundings! 

With the attentive, thoughtful service of the Cairns Colonial Club Resort’s innovative, passionate team — no wedding idea is too big or bold! Their style-savvy wedding specialist will help create your fairytale wedding as unique as you are

 

“Cairns Colonial Club Resort was a great venue for the ceremony (in the beautiful gazebo and tropical gardens) and reception (amazing ballroom with its huge ceilings). Absolutely great food and service! The events coordinator was super helpful and easygoing — taking all the stress out of the planning. Definitely happy!” — Rafaela H. 

 

What you’ll love about your wedding at Cairns Colonial Club Resort:  

  • Beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding settings. Cairns Colonial Club Resort boasts several exquisite wedding spaces for you and your guests to enjoy. From the lush, award-winning rainforest gardens and the idyllic timber verandas to the lagoon-style pools, elegant marble foyer, and dramatic ballrooms — the choice is yours! 
  • Luxurious, tropical onsite accommodation. What’s more convenient than retreating back to your own onsite tropical paradise after your exciting wedding celebrations? You and your loved ones can enjoy the modern, sleek, spacious Cairns Colonial Club Resort rooms while soaking up the tranquil, peaceful surroundings. Be sure to take a dip in the lagoon-style pools! 
  • Warm, attentive service. The Cairns Colonial Club Resort pride themselves on excellent, attentive customer service. They will work closely with you to bring your dream wedding to life, ensuring your day runs smoothly. This day is all about you, and your personal wedding specialists will do everything in their power to ensure it’s a magical experience for all involved. 

 

What Cairns Colonial Club Resort weddings are like:

  • Stunning tropical resort 
  • Award-winning ancient rainforest gardens 
  • Exquisite heritage-style indoor and outdoor wedding settings 
  • Endless breathtaking photo opportunities
  • Professional, attentive customer service 
  • Delicious menus 
  • Luxurious, modern onsite accommodations 
  • Wedding specialists 
  • Complimentary onsite car parking 

 

What’s the maximum capacity for weddings at Cairns Colonial Club Resort?

Cairns Colonial Club Resort can accommodate up to 220 guests for a gorgeous tropical wedding experience. 

 

“We had the ceremony in the garden, which was beautiful and had the reception in Cairns Colonial Club Resort’s big function centre, which was amazing! Great size and everyone loved it, including the buffet we chose too.” — Kylie N. 

About

My service philosophy... It’s the little details that create lasting memories.

Ms Kathryn Hughes

Events Coordinator


Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 40 / Max 220 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $64 / High $ 85

Min 20 / Max 220 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 12:00 AM

In-house catering

8.00 hours Event time included

Additional Hours $200 Per Hour

Music must end by 11:30 PM


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FAQ

With over 25 years of experience, Cairns Colonial Club can accommodate a wide range of events from large banquet style weddings to smaller more intimate affairs. Whether a private dinner under the stars, surrounded by rainforest or a sumptuous reception for 200+ in our Lockhart Grand Ballroom, you’ll have multiple venues under one roof to consider.

Nothing compares to the breathtaking surrounds of our award winning, lush tropical gardens and the traditional Queenslander style setting offered here at the Cairns Colonial Club. 

Our 11 acres of rainforest gardens and three lagoon-style pools, create numerous photo opportunities, and our variety of accommodation rooms are perfect for wedding night accommodation for you and your guests. 

Most of all, the iconic Cairns Colonial Club is a perfect wedding venue because you and your guests can combine your wedding celebrations with a wonderfully relaxing tropical resort vacation!

 

Any day you wish! Everyday is a day of celebration here at the Cairns Colonial Club.

Although there are seven days to choose from, it comes as no surprise that Saturday is by far the most popular day Aussie couples choose to get married therefore we recommend booking at least 12-18 months in advance so as not to miss out on your prefered date. If you are flexible, ask us about our mid-week specials!

The most popular months to get married are June, August, September, and October and it's no surprise why - the weather is absolutely beautiful here in early winter and spring.

Most of our wedding packages include tables, chairs, chair covers, tablecloths and napkins, crockery, cutlery and glassware. It is up to you to organise your own table centrepieces and other table or room decorations on the day. If you prefer to leave all that to someone else, we can put you in touch with several local companies who specialise in theming and decorating weddings.

You may drop off items within three business days prior to your event without a storage handling fee.

Once you confirm your wedding booking with us, we will send you paperwork outlining the date, time, deposits, and other details. You will have two weeks to review and return a signed copy of the agreement along with your initial deposit.

A payment schedule will also be provided with payments broken down over several months. The final payment will be due 10 business days prior to your wedding and will include all applicable taxes and service charges.

With Saturdays being the most popular day to get married, and considering there are only 52 weekends in a year, it doesn't leave much leeway with many couples vying for the same dates. We suggest booking 12 to 18 months ahead especially if you are looking at the peak months from June - October.

If you can be more flexible, and your preferred date is booked, consider an off-peak night of Friday or Sunday which are more likely to be available if the Saturday is not. Otherwise, ask us about our mid-week special offers.

Our romantic Rainforest Gazebo creates a beautiful backdrop for exchanging your wedding vows. The time between the ceremony and reception can be spent enjoying pre-dinner drinks and canapes on our wide timber verandas. In the event of wet weather, your ceremony can be moved indoors with 24 hours’ notice.

Absolutely! In fact, we offer a discount on your ceremony price if you also book your reception with us.

Our Lockhart Ballroom combines splendour with modern style, making it a unique, memorable and spacious setting for your Wedding Reception of up to 200 guests.

With period Chandeliers above and classic French doors overlooking the rainforest gardens, this really is the most stunning Reception Venue. For smaller groups you might consider the more intimate Palmerston Room or even a seated dinner overlooking the tree tops from the Jardines Verandah.

We can accommodate 200 people standing in the ceremony area surrounding our rainforest gazebo. We also provide 20 white garden chairs within our Ceremony Package. (A surcharge applies if additional seating is required.)

Cairns Colonial Club has 345 modern rooms in a variety of room types and layouts. We are happy to offer a discounted rate for friends and family attending your wedding. We recommend that your guests book at least 30 days in advance to avoid disappointment. Many guests from out of town choose to make a holiday of it and book extra nights so they can spend some time exploring our beautiful region. 

Yes, most of our packages include chairs with white or black lycra chair covers and your choice of coloured band or sash. Alternatively you may choose a different chair style in which case a surcharge would apply. 

Our Reception Package also incudes:

-White linen napkins and tablecloths

-Skirted bridal table, gift table and cake table

-Printed guest list and personalized floorplan

-Dancefloor and staging (Lockhart Ballroom only)

-Sound System compatible with Bluetooth for entertainment

-Microphone and lectern for speeches

-One night’s accommodation in the Bridal Suite with sparkling wine, chocolates and a late checkout

-Hot breakfast for the Bride and Groom 

-Special accommodation rates for your guests

-A dedicated Wedding Coordinator to help you every step of the way

-Exceptional service, exquisite surroundings and delicious food

We leave the room and flower decorations to specialised contracted vendors.

We have a list of vendors that we have worked with in the past, but you are free to organise a decorator yourself if you prefer. Feel free to request more information.

 

The Lockhart Ballroom has enough space to accommodate a band and a dance floor. It is important to provide your wedding coordinator with specific space requirements and any requests from the band so we can make appropriate arrangements.

The Cairns Colonial Club Resort offers FREE on-site parking to all in-house guests and function attendees. Your wedding guests may self-park directly in front of our Functions Centre. (Access from Behan Street).

A wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you will make during your planning. Here at Cairns Colonial Club we will always try to fit within your budget while offering exceptional value. To receive our full Wedding Kit including menus and pricing, please contact our Wedding Coordinator at:

Email:                 weddings@cairnscolonialclub.com.au

Phone:               07 4053 8873


13 reviews 4.7 Write a Review

March 2018

Good venue. Food was great.

Kerri M.

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Dear Kerri, It was our pleasure taking care of you and ensuring your comfort during your wedding here at Colonial Club. Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we sincerely appreciate it. Warmest regards, Courtenay

January 2018

This was a great venue for the ceremony (in the beautiful gazebo/ tropical gardens) and reception (amazing ballroom with its huge ceilings). Absolutely great food and service! The events coordinator Courtenay was super helpful and easy going, taking all the stress out of the planning. Definitely happy :)

Rafaela H.

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Dear Rafaela & David, It was an absolute pleasure to get to know the both of you and be able to witness your special moment! We are delighted to hear that you felt well looked after in your relaxing stay with us. Thank you so much for the amazing review and we look forward to the next time we could spoil the both of you again. Warmest regards, Courtenay

June 2017

Really good! We got a lot of good service from the consultant! Everything was great! Food was on time and everyone loved it! They catered for dietary requirements!

Kayla M.

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Dear Kayla, It was an absolute pleasure. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our services and catering we have provided on your special day. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and we hope to see you soon whenever you are in the area. Warmest regards, Courtenay

April 2023

Perfect for Us! Our fav place, we still visit every weekend. So relaxed :) Thank you!

Rachel G.

June 2017

Really good, good communication and everyone was great to work with! Plenty of space and very nice!

Natti V.


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Eloping

Hi, we are looking to elope. Most packages we’ve seen for venues come with a celebrant and photographer. We’d like my partners brother to perform the ceremony but as he isn’t a registered celebrant we had looked at doing the legal bits during the week at the registry office. We also don’t require a photographer as we already have one from previous events we’d like to use again. Most elopement packages come with both of these things as a must have inclusion. Any suggestions??

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Hi Emma,

 

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering the Cairns Colonial Club Resort to host your special day! 

 

Our beautiful Garden Gazebo is picturesque with a rainforest backdrop and can be hired for your wedding ceremony for $475 which includes 40 garden chairs, registration table, fresh floral arrangement, PA system and a champagne toast for the bride and groom. Of course you are more than welcome to organise your own celebrant & photographer. 

 

For your reception dinner, the stunning Lockhart room with its high ceilings and chandeliers can comfortably seat up to 200 guests in banquet style. This venue has a fully operational indoor & outdoor bar, wrap around timber verandas and overlooks lush tropical rainforest.  (Venue hire is waived if you have 70 or more adult guests and choose a Buffet or Plated menu from the attached Wedding Kit. See Page 5 of attached for more information.)

 

We offer Buffet and Plated menus ranging in price from $64.00 to $85.00 per person. (Children 4-12 years old pay half price).

 

The following items are included in your Buffet or Plated menu price:

·        white linen

·        chair covers

·        chair sashes

·        skirted bridal table

·        cake table

·        gift table

·        dancefloor

·        staging

·        PA system

·        one night’s accommodation in our Bridal Suite

·        competitive accommodation rates for family and friends

 

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or call us on 4053 8873 or weddings@cairnscolonialclub.com.au if you have further questions or would like to arrange a time to come in for a tour of our facilities.

 

Once again, we appreciate your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you!

Emma T

Do you have a Wedding Venue with an all inclusive package?

Hello! We are looking to get married in October 2020. At this time Australia is on the top of the list for the destination wedding. However, we live in LA and with our busy lives will not be able to make it to AU to plan the event, thus are looking for an all inclusive venue with a wedding planner. We estimate 80 -100 guests. Our most important items are 1.) beach or waterfront view 2.) A range of prices for accommodations, 3.) Transportation to/from the venue for guests and 4.) Dance! Dance!

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Yes,

OUR WEDDING RECEPTION MENU PRICE INCLUDES:


  • Complimentary venue hire (If 70 or more adult guests)
  • White or Black Chair covers with your choice of coloured bands (Add $2.00 per chair if sashes required)
  • White or black tablecloths with white linen napkins
  • Skirted bridal table, gift table and cake table
  • Printed guest list and personalized floorplan
  • Dancefloor and staging (Lockhart Ballroom only)
  • Sound System compatible with Bluetooth for entertainment
  • Microphone and lectern for speeches
  • One night’s accommodation in the Bridal Suite with sparkling wine, chocolates and a late checkout
  • Full buffet breakfast for the Bride and Groom in the Homestead Restaurant
  • Special accommodation rates for your guests
  • A dedicated Wedding Coordinator to help you every step of the way
  • Exceptional service, exquisite surroundings and delicious food


 


And much more……

dreshawn v

If my fiance and I can't agree on wedding venue, what should we do?

Should we have our ceremony at one and reception at the other? Should one of us compromise? I'm not sure what to do

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Arrange an appointment time to conduct a site inspection of the wedding venues you are both interested in.

This is also a great opportunity to further discuss wedding plans and ideas and ask any questions you may have.

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